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[sahyd-wawl] /ˈsaɪdˌwɔl/
the part of a pneumatic tire between the edge of the tread and the rim of the wheel.
a wall that serves as the side of a structure.
the side part of the upper of a shoe.
Origin of sidewall
1350-1400; Middle English; see side1, wall Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sidewall
  • The government requires that every tire have its tread life, temperature, and traction rating molded into its sidewall.
  • Secure the sides of the tent by tying one side of the sidewall rope to the tent poles.
  • The ride quality depends more on the height of the tire sidewall than it does on the size of the rim.
  • Your correct tire pressure isn't necessarily what's printed on the sidewall of the tire.
  • Finally, on each side of the tread, an additional layer of rubber is bonded to the plies to form the sidewall.
  • One-hundred folding chairs are full, the rumbling bleachers along one sidewall.
  • Federal law requires tire manufacturers to place standardized information on the sidewall of all tires.
  • Punctures through the tread can be repaired if they are not too large, but punctures to the sidewall should not be repaired.
  • The horizontal sidewall sprinkler effectively controlled the fire and rapidly cooled the temperatures in the burn room.
  • sidewall means that portion of a tire between the tread and bead.
British Dictionary definitions for sidewall


either of the sides of a pneumatic tyre between the tread and the rim
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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